Thai PM concedes, congratulates first female premier
Yingluck Shinawatra, the opposition Puea Thai party candidate.
July 3rd, 2011
10:00 AM ET

Thai PM concedes, congratulates first female premier

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva conceded Sunday that Yingluck Shinawatra had won the nation's election.

"Congratulations to Thailand's first female prime minister," he said.

Early exit polling in Thailand showed Yingluck of the Pheu Thai party with a wide lead over Abhisit of the Democratic Party.

Polling also showed Yingluck's party may take more than 300 of the 500 seats in the House of Representatives up for grabs in the election, according to data collected by the Suan Dusit Poll. It would be one of the few times in recent decades that a party won a majority, allowing it to form its own administration without having to build a coalition.

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  1. banasy

    Congrats.

    July 3, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    you bleed like mai-lee...

    July 3, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  3. fernace

    I know nothing of the Pheu Thai party, so lets hope this is a positive. It would be sad if it was the equivalent of our getting Sarah Palin for pres. Cancel, cancel!!:)

    July 3, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    good mourning fakey..

    July 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sum Yum Thai

    Yum

    July 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    Isn't that Sum Yung *Thigh*?
    Or Sum Yung *Guy*?
    Or Sum Yung *Bi*?
    Sum Yung *Die*?

    Sum Yung Goodbye!

    July 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. American Banasystand

    Nope.. Guess again.

    July 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Big Dady

    Yeah American Bandstand and fat Albert. LOL

    July 3, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Smog Alert

    Banasy: If you're not going to do me the favor of flinging a bullet through my skull at a high velocity, then I would respectfully request thats you stop stalking me on here or wherever I go. I honestly can't even get a moment's peace alone, nor can I go to work, the store, school, the bar, or even church without creeping me out. There are laws against this and I'm pretty sure you'd have me arrested or worse for the same behavior. I'm trying to be nice. This isn't necessary.

    July 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Banasy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40cBxpNDZWk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    July 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    @Smog alert: The road is long. For many unwindings. He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

    July 3, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy

    What the hell?
    I'm not stalking anyone...
    I have no need to....
    This is hilarious!
    Too much fire-water, Chief?

    Hi, Cesar.

    July 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Wolverine

    For just getting into these blogs its flippin crazy in here. Is this barbeque banasy weekend? She sounds like an intelligent blogger. Sounds like she has a stalker named smog alert.

    July 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Agent 420

    Someone feed this lady..she looks like a Thai stick... .

    July 4, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    wow banasy sorry girl but it sounds ur the one with the stalker. good luck on that. and hey cesar hope all is well with u. happy 4th to u both. myself its gonna be crappy. we had a tornado and a tree is on my house and no power for bout 30 hrs. miss ac

    July 4, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
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